J-school grad and about-8-year restaurant industry vet, originally from Toronto, Madeline has held pretty much every FOH role there is from hostess at a Texas-themed chain restaurant where she went by the name 'California' and a bartender at a downtown Toronto sports bar during the Raptors championship, to early morning barista at JJ Bean and most recently manager of beloved Wild Thing Snackbar. An almost-somm obsessed with natural wine and deep appreciation for a good cappuccino, she’s now looking to combine her admiration for the industry and those who make it run with her love for writing and editorial work.
Taste and Dance the Night Away at the Fruit Forward Holiday Splash, Dec. 8th
Kick off your holiday season with some queer fun and natural wines at the Holiday Splash wine tasting, where local wine producers will be pouring, drag performers will be entertaining, and DJs will be spinning...
On “Inclusivity and Support for 2SLGBTQIA+ Wine Drinkers”, with Tadia Rae and Shanique Kelly
Tadia and Shanique are the co-founders of Fruit Forward, a new queer wine social that kicked off in May. Although they may be fresh on the event scene, that hasn’t stopped the duo from hitting the Vancouver ground running. With two successful socials already under their belts and another two planned for this month, it’s clear that these women have cracked the code on a niche that the city was lacking...
Vancouver by the Stars: Patio Edition
Scout's new guide series sees contributor (and non-astrologist), Madeline Smart pairing the city's best offerings with your Zodiac sign.
Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day Deliciously at The Burrow x West Coast Bannock Pop-Up
This Wednesday, June 21st, there are many ways to come together and celebrate the contributions, history and cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities - including hitting The Drive to fill up on Bannock Tacos!
Round Two of the ‘Fruit Forward’ Queer Wine Social Goes to the Birdhouse, June 11th
This Sunday they're taking the party to Mount Pleasant, for a night of patio vibes, natural wine, good tunes, games and more, outdoors on the parking lot patio of 44 West 4th Avenue (Eastside Studio's newest inclusive queer event space).
The 7th Farmhouse Fest is Expanding to Include an All-New Wine Fair, August 13th
Fans of funky wines will be pleased to know this year's event includes an extra day dedicated to exploring the world of natural wine, adding up to a full weekend of sunshine [knock on wood], snacks and good drinking!